Just when you thought it was safe!
Couldn't resist stopping on the way to Oxford yesterday to take some shots of the Headington Shark. Apple hadn't seen it before. He was agog!
Here's the Wikipedia entry on the sculpture:
"The shark first appeared on August 9, 1986. Bill Heine, a local radio presenter who still owns the house, has said "The shark was to express someone feeling totally impotent and ripping a hole in their roof out of a sense of impotence and anger and desperation… It is saying something about CND, nuclear power, Chernobyl and Nagasaki."
The sculpture, which weighs 203 kilograms, is 25 feet long, and is made of painted fibreglass, is named Untitled 1986 (written on the gate of the house). The sculpture was erected on the 41st anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki."